Newtek Tricaster 2 Elite - Advanced Live Production System

NWT-TRTC2ER3

Comprehensive live video production platform with 8 3G-SDI inputs as well as all IP video sources including NDI, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC, and smartphones.

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A video production system that enables studios, campuses and enterprises to leverage today's leading video conferencing applications. In addition, the platform supports both future-proof video over IP and more traditional SDI.

TriCaster 2 Elite supports almost all web video conferencing tools, including Skype, MS Teams, Zoom Meetings, GoToMeeting, as well as all IP video sources including NDI, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC, and smartphones. These, along with traditional SDI sources. It features a 60×45 high-speed video crosspoint that includes 32 external inputs that automatically determine the video format and resolutions up to 4Kp60.

No offsets are required with 8 configurable mix outputs in HD or 2 in 4Kp60, direct NDI outputs from media players, multiple streaming encoders, continuous NDI conversion of the 8 SDI inputs, and 8 independently selectable recorders for immediate playback.

Moreover, the TriCaster control API and automation tools offer creative video production and IP workflow solutions that are highly interoperable with existing equipment such as control room systems, video walls, multi-screens. The system also offers 8 mixes/effects (M/Es) with 4 layers each to ensure unlimited creativity, enhanced by tight integration with Adobe Creative Cloud tools.

Virtual and augmented reality scenes can be rendered in real time from Adobe Photoshop files, while non-standard frame ratios and aspect ratios such as 9:16 make it easy to deliver compelling content to a wide range of modern media displays.

Complete digital media production

  • Produce digital media content with multi-channel recording, multi-channel remote guest conferencing, clip upload, multi-angle instant replay functionality, media packaging including multi-camera acquisition, sophisticated static and motion graphics compositing, multimedia and visual effects, advanced audio processing, video input and output in non-standard aspect ratios, frame rates and resolutions for any platform and destination. Deliver with up to 8 configurable 3G or 2 UHD mix outputs.

Unlimited IP processing

  • Streaming video, audio and NDI® data over IP with near-zero latency and instant access and seamless exchange with essentially unlimited IP sources from anywhere on the network in real time. Linking multiple locations over IP to create sophisticated multi-system, multi-site workflows. Support for up to 32 video input sources and up to 48 output signals over IP, all independently configurable via software.

Interconnected production

  • Inputs, outputs and media assets are easily available and accessible to any user anywhere on the network. Configure custom user interfaces accessible with LivePanel™. A comprehensive macro automation system automates settings and supports custom scripting. Integrate production automation with Live Story Creator to run shows from formatted Microsoft Word scripts.

Distributed operation

  • Use NDI® technology to move video, audio and data from one TriCaster 2 Elite system to another. Span the compatible systems, devices and applications available on the network. Communicate with other compatible systems and edge devices over IP and be accessible for operation from any location on your network, even from multiple remote locations.

Data sheet

Video Inputs
IP
NDI|HX
SDI
Outputs
IP
NDI|HX
SDI
Escalador
si
Supported Resolutions
625i / 525i - SD
1280x720 - HD
1920x1080 - HD
2048x1080 - 2K
3840x2160 - UHD
Entradas Audio
Balanceado
Embebido
Salidas Audio
Balanceado
Embebido
No Balanceado
Datos y Control
GPI
Local
MIDI
USB
Power
DC
Grabador
Si
Soporte Grabación
Discos SSD
USB
Comunes
Enracable
Reference input
Tally
Test signal generator
Rack Units
3 RU
Protocols
HTTP
RTMP
RTP
SRT
Transmisión
NDI
Par Trenzado CAT

Video Input

32 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)

Network Video Input32 x IP inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
SDI Video Input1

8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates2

  • 1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25
  • 1080i: 59.94, 50
  • 720p: 59.94, 29.97, 25
  • 576i 50
  • 480i 59.94

1 Optionally supports up to 32 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDI video inputs or quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integration with NewTek NC1 conversion modules 2 Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

PTZSupport for up to 32 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Conference CallingSupport for multiple simultaneous video call inputs with Microsoft Skype TX, Microsoft Teams™, Zoom Meetings™, Slack, Discord™, and Tencent™ software integration using the Live Call Connect feature,
Video OutputConfigurable for up to 8 independent HD or 2 UHD video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI
Network Video Output

48 x IP outputs via NDI® (HD and SD sessions only)

  • 8 x video mix outputs in resolutions up to 1080p at frame rates up to 60fps (1080p 59.94) or 2 x UHD video mix outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
  • 8 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of local SDI inputs or 2 x upconverted UHD outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
  • 4 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media players, with support for embedded alpha channel
  • 15 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media buffers, with support for embedded alpha channel
  • 3 x Multiviewer outputs (if 3 monitors are connected).
    4K support on 2x Multiviewer outputs while the 3rd outputs in HD
  • 1 x User Interface with dedicated multiviewer
  • 1 x teleprompter output (LiveStory™ Creator)
  • 8 x selectable IP outputs via internal NDI® matrix router
SDI Video Output

8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:

  • 8 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs supporting standard NTSC and PAL formats, resolutions, and frame rates3
  • 2 x UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping, supporting frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)

3 Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

Stream Output2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream recording. Support for SRT streaming has been enabled.
Multiviewer Output

4 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions, using any combination of available connections. Support for 4K on 2x DisplayPorts

  • 1 x HDMI
  • 3 x DisplayPort
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

8 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry

  • 1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
  • 4 x KEY layers per bus
  • 9 x memory slots per bus

1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus

DSK Channels4 x DSK channels
Media

5 x media players

  • 4 x DDR
  • 1 x Sound

15 x media buffers

  • 10 x animation buffers with GIF support
  • 5 x graphic buffers

Keyers

Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses

  • 32 x input keyers
  • 4 x media player keyers
  • 8 x M/E keyers
  • 1 x PREVIZ keyer
  • 15 x buffer keyers
COMPs

Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion sequences

  • 16 x configurable COMP presets per bus
Virtual SetsIntegrated LiveSet™ technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included
DataLinkIntegrated DataLink™ technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more
Macros

Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences

  • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers
  • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions
  • Supports control via web-based interface
Recording

32 x total video recording channels

  • 8 x configurable M/E channels for HD or 2 x for UHD
  • 8 x physical SDI inputs
  • 4 x DDR’s
  • 2 x streaming encoders
  • Support for growing file playback from DDR’s
  • Instant Replay capability on each input
  • 32 x total configurable inputs
Storage

4TB Media Storage (4 x 1 TB SSD in RAID 0)

  • Quantity varies by format, resolution and file specification
  • Supports recording to external storage via 7 USB 3.2 type A, and 1 USB 3.2 type C, 1 USB 2.0 2(Gen2, Type A)
  • Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions
GrabGrab full resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs
ExportExport video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding
Audio16 channels of audio passthrough
Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for 8-channel audio, DSPs and
4x8x8 audio input routing
Local Audio Input
  • 8 x SDI embedded
  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
  • 3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)
Local Audio Output
  • 8 x SDI Embedded
  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
  • 1 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pair
  • 1 x Stereo 1/4" (phones)
Network Audio
  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI®input and output video signals
  • Integrated support5 for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®
  • Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers6

5 Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)
6 Requires third-party virtual sound card license (sold separately)

Supported Media File Formats

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:

  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more
  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more
MonitoringSupport for up to 4 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports. Support for 4K on 2 multiviewers while the other 2 multiviewers output in HD.
Signal MonitoringIntegrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709
Processing
  • Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
  • Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz
Throughput Latency~1.0-1.5 frames
A/V Standards
  • UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad Split)
  • 3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A)
  • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
  • SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
  • Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
TallySupport for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI®, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard
GenlockGenlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
GPISupports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
MIDISupport for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
System Drive250GB SSD
NIC
  • 1 x 10 GbE NIC
  • 1 x 1 Gigabit NIC
System Physical

3RU chassis with 650W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

  • 19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached
  • 34 lbs (15 kg)

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